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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 29, 2006 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Not so great shows w/hidden gems?

grendelschoice: ...I was going to ask the same question last week after I stumbled across a couple of items; I may have posted two of these, but check this out:

1974-06-30 (Springfield, MA) First set: Playin > UJB > Playin reprise to end the set. Also, definitely check out "Greatest Story" --- at about 1:25 Jerry bends a note that really makes Weir crack up; that one note is worth hearing at least once.

1977-05-28 (Hartford, CT) Estimated > Playin' > Terrapin > NFA > Wharf Rat > Playin reprise (Also worth checking out is Sugaree in first set as recommended by another Forum member.)

1979-01-15 (Springfield, MA) 2nd set opens: Miracle > Shakedown (check it out at least once). Terrapin > Playin' > drums > Playin' reprise > Casey Jones

The two shows at the beginning of 1978 when Jerry doesn't sing due to laryngitis so he makes up with it on his guitar:
(1978-01-07 & 08) - "Jack Straw" (the second night version I think) is exceptional, but there are several other tunes on both nights that are priceless as well.

I hope these are examples of what you are looking for, but others here are much more knowledgeable than me. ---AshesRising

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 29, 2006 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Not so great shows w/hidden gems?

EXACTLY what i'm looking for...

already have checked out and gotten Hartford 5-28-77, altho' i'd say that's a pretty great show overall in its own right...but i'm very excited to check out esp. that 6-30-74 example, and the '79 Miracle-Shakedown.

Much obliged.

I know for example that on several of the Dix Pix i've bought and have thought less than stellar over the years, there's always at least one or two songs that's a total keeper...I feel that way about the DP #28 (2/26 and 28 of '73) that seems fairly tepid to me, but does contain my all-time favorite ROW JIMMY in the salt lake show...) i play that sucker over and over again while ignoring most of the rest...Thanks again.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 29, 2006 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Not so great shows w/hidden gems?

gc: I agree about the DP 28 - in fact, I was so disappointed with it that I never even got to Row Jimmy. Do you have DP 29 (six discs from May '77)? -- one of the best DP's in both sound quality and tunes (Peggy-O sparkles) - let me know if you don't have it. - Ashes (jerri1031-dp3ATyahooDOTcom)

(..wait till you hear the "Greatest Story" moment - classic! Miracle > Shakedown is only the 2nd and last time they did that combo - first one was a few nights earlier)